The ABI Reporter – January 2019

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The ABI Reporter – January 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Actor Tom Hanks “Hearts” Captioning
  • 2018 Word of the Year
  • Captioning Words of the Month: Seed and Berth
  • Nine Things to do Before You Say Goodbye to 2018
  • Do You Want to get Business Advice from an Expert?
  • Most Mispronounced Words of 2018
  • VPNs — What They Are and Why Court Reporters Should Use Them

From the President

Hello,

As we move into the new year, we have included in this month’s edition a fun read about a reporter who received accolades from a celebrity.  There are also some helpful articles about words and punctuation. I hope you find this newsletter helpful and interesting to read!

As always, I welcome your feedback so we can continue to provide you with excellent service.

Best wishes for productive 2019 planning!
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Actor Tom Hanks "Hearts" Captioning

By National Court Reporters Association

NCRA member Jo Gayle, RPR, CRR, CRC, a freelance captioner from Chicago, IL, recently earned a shout-out from actor Tom Hanks for her captioning skills during an event held by the Chicago Humanities Festival. The JCR Weekly reached out to Gayle to find out more about being recognized by an international celebrity for her skills. The JCR Weekly also reached out to Brittany Pyle, Director of Production and Audience Experience for the Chicago Humanities Festival, to learn more about the benefits captioning brings to audiences.

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2018 Word of the Year

By National Court Reporters Association

Current events seem to play a big role in this year’s decisions by dictionary makers for a word of the year.

Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster chose “justice” as their word of the year.

The company cited a variety of reasons the word won the top spot. According to Merriam-Webster, “This year’s news had many stories involving the division within the executive branch of government responsible for the enforcement of laws:  the Department of Justice, sometimes referred to simply as ‘Justice.’  Of course, the Mueller investigation itself is constantly in the news and is being carried out through the Justice Department. Another big news story included yet another meaning of the word ‘justice,’ as a synonym or title for ‘judge,’ used frequently during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court.”

Other words that brought traffic to the Merriam-Webster website were nationalism, pansexual, lodestar, epiphany, laurel (remember the laurel vs. yanny debate?), pissant, respect, maverick, and excelsior.

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